The striker has been called up by The Leopards boss Florent Ibenge and will hope to make his international debut in the upcoming World Cup qualifying game with Guinea.
Britt Assombalonga celebrates after scoring the first goal for Nottingham Forest
Speaking about the striker’s decision this afternoon the Nottingham Forest boss Philippe Montanier was quick to congratulate him on his call-up – but admitted it was not good news for the club long-term:
PM: Britt has been called up for DR Congo and he will go with them. It's not a good thing for #NFFC long term but we are pleased for him— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) November 3, 2016
The decision from Assombalonga will likely mean he heads to the African Cup of Nations in January – which could see him miss a significant stint of the season with Forest.
He has only just returned from injury as well, but Montanier eased fears over his fitness:
PM: Britt is better and we will see on Saturday, but he is closer to starting than he was in the last game #NFFC— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) November 3, 2016
Forest fans will have seen this coming for some time. He was called up for fixtures with the DR Congo in August but soon became unavailable for selection with injury. Now he has seemingly made his intention to play for the African nation clear.
Nottingham Forest manager Philippe Montanier
The Forest striker is the son of former Zaire international Fedor Assombalonga and was born in the African country so this will undoubtedly be a proud moment for the Forest star.
Fans at the City Ground will just hope he comes back in one piece.